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Of course, caution is necessary when your living may be at stake, but never, ever fear retaliation, especially by those who might attempt to make you feel inferior or who trade on artificial trappings rather than how they behave. No one, I repeat, no one is better than anyone else. Courage, in the face of potential retaliation, particularly from those who would use a bully pulpit for spewing forth their venom, is noble activism. When you stand up to the bullies, they generally just fade away.

Getting back to Audubon's reconsideration, it's indeed gratifying to know what public concern and opinion can accomplish, but it pales in comparison to what quasi-organized concern can accomplish (e.g. The school bond).

Within this context, there may be some in Conway who do not fully share the joy of numerous ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, carefully timed visits by politicians or bureaucrats, new and grand real estate projects, "water parks" and other such jewels designed to improve our collective quality of life. These people may have tough weekly decisions to make associated with skyrocketing fuel and gas bills, ever-increasing real estate assessments and their related tax impact, a continual and growing need for affordable medical and dental assistance, and jobs that can be terminated at will. But those who rightly push their focused agendas likely do not factor into account the concerns of such people.They just tenaciously push and push to project completion.

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